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29 PANELS SERVE VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS OFFER ADVICE TO CITY AUTHORITIES.

Byline: - Daily News

A system of neighborhood councils throughout Los Angeles was created when local voters approved changes to the City Charter in 1999, partly in an effort to head off threats of San Fernando Valley secession.

The councils were designed to give neighborhoods a greater say in city government. While they have no actual authority over city decisions, they are expected to render opinions about local issues such as development and zoning, and elected officials have said they listen closely to the councils.

Membership on the councils is open to anyone considered a ``stakeholder'' in a community, such as residents, local employers and employees, property owners, students and others with interest in the neighborhood's future.

The city's Board of Neighborhood Commissioners has certified 85 councils, including 29 in the Valley. The certified councils that have an elected board in place are eligible for $50,000 each in city funding per year.

City officials expect the network to grow to about 96 neighborhood councils.

The city's Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, run by General Manager Greg Nelson, and the seven-member Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, headed by President Ronald Stone, oversee the councils.

More information about neighborhood councils and DONE is available at www.lacityneighborhoods.com or by calling the department at (866)LAHELPS.

LIST OF COUNCILS

Here is a list of certified neighborhood councils in the San Fernando Valley, and an e-mail or Web site address, when available. To get in touch with individual councils or for more information, call the city Department of Neighborhood Empowerment toll free at (866) LA HELPS or (213) 485-1360.

NORTH VALLEY

Arleta Neighborhood Council

Old Northridge Neighborhood Council

Pacoima Neighborhood Council

Sun Valley Neighborhood Council

Granada Hills Neighborhood Council

www.ghnnc.org

North Hills West Neighborhood Council

Foothill Trails District Neighborhood Council

www.foothilltrails.org

Chatsworth Neighborhood Council

Sylmar Neighborhood Council

www.sylmarcouncil.com

Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council

www.sunlandtujunga.com

Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council

www.prnc.org

Northridge West Neighborhood Council

www.northridgewest.com

Northridge East Neighborhood Council

www.northridgeeast.com

SOUTH VALLEY

West Hills Neighborhood Council

www.westhillsnc.org

Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council

www.woodlandhillscouncil.org

Canoga Park Neighborhood Council

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council

Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council

www.greatervalleyglencouncil.org

Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council

Mid-Town North Hollywood Neighborhood Council

www.midtownnoho.org

Neighborhood Council Valley Village

Encino Neighborhood Council

Reseda Neighborhood Council

www.resedaweb.com

Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council

Studio City Neighborhood Council

Tarzana Neighborhood Council

Winnetka Neighborhood Council

www.winnetka.neighborhoodcouncil.org

North Hollywood North East Neighborhood Council

West Van Nuys/Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council

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